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Royal Canin Mature 8+ Canned Dog Food is hot extruded (which means it's processed under extreme heat and pressure) and made with feed grade ingredients, which are unfit for human consumption. It contains 25 synthetic additives (so it is not all-natural), it has 1 anti-nutrient, Carob Bean Gum (which may interfere with the absorption of essential nutrients), and it has 6 other sketchy ingredients, including Dried Plain Beet Pulp and Natural Flavors. Many consider this food to be inconvenient, because it requires clean-up.

Warning Due to this being a grain-free food that contains legumes or potatoes this Royal Canin recipe may be implicated in the FDA's ongoing investigation into diet-related Dilated Cardiomyopathy (or DCM), a potentially fatal heart condition.

Read our article about Grain Free Foods And Heart Failure
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Royal Canin
  • Air-Dried
  • Human Grade
  • All-Natural
  • No Anti-Nutrients
  • No Sketchy Ingredients
  • No Prep
  • No Clean-up
  • Canned Wet
  • Feed Grade
  • 25 Synthetics
  • 1 Anti-Nutrient
  • 6 Sketchy Ingredients
  • Prep required
  • Clean-up required

Detailed Comparison

Sundays Air-Dried Food for Dogs Human Grade Beef Recipe Royal Canin Mature 8+ Canned Dog Food
Family-owned Owned by Mars, Inc.
Human Grade Feed Grade
Air-Dried Canned Under Extreme Heat And Pressure
No Anti-Nutrients
1 Anti-Nutrient:
Carob bean gum
All-Natural
25 Synthetics:
Tricalcium phosphate, Calcium carbonate, Taurine, Potassium chloride, Citric acid, Sodium silico aluminate, L-carnitine, Vitamins [dl-alpha tocopherol acetate (source of vitamin e), Niacin supplement, L-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (source of vitamin c), D-calcium pantothenate, Thiamine mononitrate (vitamin b1), Riboflavin supplement, Pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin b6), Vitamin b12 supplement, Folic acid, Vitamin d3 supplement], Trace minerals (zinc oxide, Ferrous sulfate, Zinc proteinate, Copper sulfate, Manganous oxide, Sodium selenite, Calcium iodate), Magnesium oxide
Nothing sketchy
6 Other Sketchy Ingredients:
Pork by-products, Corn flour, Wheat gluten, Powdered cellulose, Dried plain beet pulp, Natural flavors
No Prep Required Prep Required
No Clean-up Required Clean-up Required
Ingredients:
USDA Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Bone, Pumpkin, Millet, Wild Salmon Oil, Sunflower Oil, Kale, Flaxseed, Zucchini, Sea Salt, Parsely, Kelp, Chicory Root, Turmeric, Mixed Tocopherols, Ginger, Selenium Yeast, Blueberries, Carrots, Apples, Tomatoes, Shiitake Mushrooms, Broccoli, Oranges, Cranberries, Spinach, Beets, Tart Cherries, Strawberries
Ingredients:
Water Sufficient for Processing, Pork By-Products, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Corn Flour, Rice Flour, Wheat Gluten, Powdered Cellulose, Dried Plain Beet Pulp, Vegetable Oil, Fish Oil, Carob Bean Gum, Carrageenan, Tricalcium Phosphate, Natural Flavors, Calcium Carbonate, Taurine, Potassium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Silico Aluminate, L-Carnitine, Vitamins [Dl-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate (Source of Vitamin E), Niacin Supplement, L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (Source of Vitamin C), Biotin, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement], Trace Minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Copper Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Sodium Selenite, Calcium Iodate), Magnesium Oxide, Marigold Extract (Tagetes Erecta L.).